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$7,646.63

Price for 1
+0.3% more than best price

Price includes 0.26% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  pay out: €0.09
  pay out: $5 - $60 (depends on your country)
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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Great
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Good

Kraken is a globally operating US-based crypto exchange founded in 2011 and the world's largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity.

$7,771.13

Price for 1
+1.9% more than best price $10 bonus for you first purchase of $100+

Includes 0.5% Spread and 1.49% Coinbase Fee. The Coinbase Fee may be higher when you purchase amounts smaller than $200. Additional fees for payment methods:

   €0 (pay out: €0.15)
    3.99%
  1.5% - 1.9%

 Fees vary slightly depending on our location.

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Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Bad

Coinbase is a digital asset broker headquartered in San Francisco, California. They broker exchanges of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other digital assets with fiat currencies in 32 countries, and bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide.

$7,648.51

Price for 1
+0.3% more than best price $10 bonus for your first purchase worth $100+

Price includes 0.25% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €0.15 (pay out: €0.15)
  $10 (pay out: $25)
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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 3 Days
Support
Bad

Coinbase's crypto exchange GDAX has got a new name: Coinbase Pro. While the standard service is intended for the broader masses, the Pro branding is targeting professional crypto traders by offering a professional trading interface and lower fees. The verification works the same for both services.

$7,942.35

Price for 1
+4.1% more than best price

Rate applies when paying via SEPA / bank wire. Additional fees for other payment methods:

    5.5%
  2%
  2%
  5%
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Ease of Use
Very Bad
Value for Money
Poor
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Bad

SpectroCoin offers a wide range of cryptoservices, including brokerage, Bitcoin wallets and debit cards. You can verify your account by uploading a copy of your ID and may be required to further provide a selfie.

$7,645.58

Price for 1
+0.2% more than best price

Includes trading fee of 0.25%. Depending on volume, the fee might be lower. Fees for payment methods:

  €0 (pay out: €0.90)
 

0.05% (minimum fee €7.50)
pay out: 0.09% (minimum fee €15.00)

  5%
  5%
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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Good
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Average

BitStamp is the first licensed cryptocurrency exchange in the EU. Verification is usually completed within a few hours and requires the upload of an ID card and proof of residence.

$8,275.00

Price for 1
+8.5% more than best price

Includes 7% Instant buy/sell fee. Trading fees vary from 0% to 0.25% according to the taker/maker model. Additional fees for payment methods:

   deposit - $0; withdrawal - 1%
    deposit - 2.99%; USD withdrawal - 3% + $5; EUR withdrawal 1.2% + €5

Fees vary slightly depending on currency and location.

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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Very Bad
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

CEX.IO offers both, a cryptocurrency trading platform as well as brokerage services. In order to make deposits and withdrawals using a credit or debit card, it needs to be verified by the compliance team. If you want to withdraw fiat funds or increase your payment limits, you need to verify your identity.

$8,024.18

Price for 1
+5.2% more than best price

Price includes 0.20% trading fee. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €25
  2% + $20, pay out: $20
  pay out: 3% + $7.50
  pay out: 3% + $7.50
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Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

EXMO is a UK-based digital currency exchange that operates globally. Account verification is required by uploading an ID document and a proof of residence.

$7,627.55

Price for 1
Best price

Price includes 0.25% trading fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  $0
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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Week
Support
Average

Gemini is a US-based exchange founded by the Winklevoss brothers. Gemini's verification process requires the upload of a ID document and a proof of residence and typically takes up to three days.

$7,696.07

Price for 1
+0.9% more than best price

Rate applies when paying via SEPA or bank wire. Additional fees for credit card payments apply (~5%).

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Ease of Use
Excellent
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Day
Support
Average

Xapo is a Hong Kong-based startup, which offers Bitcoin wallet services, as well as Bitcoin-based debit cards. The company is focused on ensuring the highest degree of security of the user's funds. Xapo claims that their clients' bitcoins are stored in multi-signature wallets, which are inaccessible without the owner's permission.

$7,643.01

Price for 1
+0.2% more than best price

Price includes 0.20% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower.

itBit does not specify deposit/withdrawal fees which may occur in addition to trading fees.

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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
> 1 Week
Support
Average

itBit is a Singapore based Exchange, founded in 2013. Trading requires a verification with ID Card and Proof of Address. 

$9,402.64

Price for 1
+23.3% more than best price

Includes Changelly fee (5%) and Simplex card processing fee (5%, $10 minimum).

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Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Very Bad
Verification
< 3 Days
Support
Average

Changelly is primarily a pure crypto exchange service that allows users to convert between cryptocurrencies easily and fast. In cooperation with payment provider Simplex they also offer purchases of Bitcoin and Ether with credit cards.

$7,842.91

Price for 1
+2.8% more than best price

Includes 1.5% trading fee and bank transfer fee. Additional rates for payment methods:

€1
8.5%
up to 5%
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Ease of Use
Good
Value for Money
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Support
Average

Paybis is a UK-based cryptocurrency broker founded in 2014 by Latvian entrepreneurs Inokentijs Isers, Arturs Markevics and Konstantīns Vasiļenko with the goal to provide quick, easy and hassle-free crypto trading.

$8,456.33

Price for 1
+10.9% more than best price

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Ease of Use
Average
Value for Money
Average
Verification
Average
Support
Average

Being relatively new, Safe Currency is a UK-based broker that launched in 2018 and offers its exchange services worldwide.

What is cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a virtual or digital currency that is difficult to counterfeit because it uses cryptography for security. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.

How to buy Bitcoin in the US

There is a multitude of marketplaces that enable US citizens to buy cryptocurrencies. Generally, there are three types of marketplaces: true marketplaces like LocalBitcoins where individuals exchange their cryptocurrencies, exchanges which operate similarly as stock exchanges and brokers that operate as intermediaries between exchanges and buyers. On Cryptoradar you can find and compare many different exchanges and brokers based on their prices, fees, features and user reviews.

Which cryptocurrencies can be bought in the US?

Cryptocurrency marketplaces on Cryptoradar enable you to buy at least one of the following coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Dash, Monero. Please visit the detail pages on exchanges and brokers to learn more about their offering.